Grasshopper surge, blister beetle problems, harvest hotlines and more things to know this week in agriculture

Williston Herald

Grasshoppers surge unusually high

There are a few more grasshoppers than usual for this time of year, and you can probably thank the hot dry period in the region. There are hundreds of species of grasshoppers in all sizes and colors, and they love to eat grass, though they will also eat just about anything green if given the chance. Emerging winter wheat can be especially vulnerable to damage by grasshoppers, so treatment thresholds are lower.

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